It takes a subdivision to raise a child, and a wealth of threads to weave a tapestry, until one breaks.
Troy, the garage mechanic's son, loves Lydia, the rich man's daughter. Amethyst has a remarkable cat and Andrea a curious accent. Old Abigail knows more than anyone else but doesn't speak. And in Paradise Park a middle-aged man keeps watch while autistic Amelia keeps getting lost.
Pastor Bill, at the church of Paradise, tries to mend people, Peter mends cars. But when that fraying thread gives way it might takes a child to raise the subdivision-or to mend it.
|Publisher:||Second Wind Publishing, LLC|
|File size:||446 KB|
About the Author
Refracted is Sheila Deeth’s first professionally published book. Her short stories, book reviews and articles have appeared, or will appear, in VoiceCatcher 4, Mythica Publishing’s Maybe Tomorrow anthology, Second Wind Publishing’s Murder in the Wind, and Poetic Monthly Magazine. Her self-published books are available from Amazon and Lulu, and her work has been published online in Nights and Weekends, Poetic Monthly, the Shine Journal, and Joyful Online.
Sheila describes herself as an English American, a Catholic Protestant, a mathematician who can’t add up and a writer who can’t spell. She grew up in the UK and has a Bachelors and Masters in mathematics from Cambridge University, England. Now living in the States with her husband and sons, she enjoys reading, writing, drawing, telling stories and meeting her neighbors’ dogs on the green.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For me, this book's greatest strength lies in the complex characters that the author has created. We see the world as they see it, we feel their pain and anguish. We share tender moments with them and we share scary ones. There is a lot of depth to this story and it stays with you long after you've read it. I would challenge anyone to walk away from this book unaffected by it. Thoroughly recommended.